Before I had Hank, I had no intention of being a stay-at-home mom. Ask Josh.
While we were dating Josh said he always pictured his wife staying home with the kids, because that was how HE grew up. At that time, I told him something like… If that was the vision he had for his life, he might want to keep looking for another woman…
Harsh, I know. But when I was 23, I had dreams that didn’t involve wiping butts all day. Or at least, that’s what I pictured mom’s doing. I had no idea what I was about to experience.
My life changed. My views of what was important to me changed. It’s been 3 years, almost to the date, since I left my job. That memory doesn’t seem so distant. I can still remember the exact moments writing down my pros and cons list… wrapping my head around the thought of leaving what I pictured as my dream career.
Lately, I’ve been talking about being in a season where my family needs me and a lot of my personal goals are on the back burner. I’ve learned very quickly, you can’t do ALL the things and do them all well. It’s okay to devote yourself to the season in life God has called you to… don’t feel bad about it.
Pretty soon I’ll have a lot more time to work on my own things. It’s hard for me to set boundaries, but I don’t want to miss the current season I’m in because I’m trying to fit in too much. For now, I plan to soak in every moment and not let this season slip by me.
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It truly is amazing to see how you and your wants/priorities out of life have changed, and you became this wonderful, loving stay at home mommy that later at the same time while juggling home, family, farm life became the owner of her own very succesful business.
I knew when I was a young teen what I wanted, my goal was to fall in love get married, be a stay at home mommy raising kids. I hated school and never cared about learning ‘school stuff’ much to my parents dismay. But life changed after my goals were met and I needed to change and adapted.
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